Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 2000. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Egg Pictures, Gramercy Pictures. Screenplay by Robert Dillon, based on the novel by Scott Spencer. Cinematography by Tom Richmond. Produced by Keith Gordon, Stuart Kleinman, Linda Reisman. Music by Scott Shields, tomandandy. Production Design by Zoe Sakellaropoulo. Costume Design by Renee April. Film Editing by Jeff Wishengrad.
Moody and poetic drama about a young political candidate (Billy Crudup) haunted by the memories of his late girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly), a 70s rebel and freedom-fighting upstart. Trouble is, he doesn’t really know if he’s just imagining seeing her or if she really is appearing to him. Jodie Foster produced this effective little drama, shot on a small budget with a wonderful dreamlike quality. Crudup supplies dramatic intensity where sometimes all that is needed is some emotional honesty; it’s no wonder this gentleman refuses to take any lead roles in blockbuster entertainment movies, it would limit his preening around on screen looking all tortured just for the fun of it. Sometimes hard to follow, but so interesting you just can’t tear away.